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House of Dark Shadows: The Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 1 | [Robert Liparulo]

House of Dark Shadows: The Dreamhouse Kings Series, Book 1

Dream house… or bad dream? When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films, but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land. Xander, David, and Toria are, however, captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into—as well as by the heavy woods that surround it.
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Publisher's Summary

Dream house… or bad dream?

When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, 15-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films… but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.

Xander, David, and Toria are, however, captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into—as well as by the heavy woods that surround it. They soon discover there’s something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong direction. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.

Then the really weird stuff kicks in. They find a hidden hallway with portals leading to far-off places—in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen’s dream come true - or his worst nightmare.

Robert Liparulo is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories, and he has written and sold the rights to several motion pictures. Currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine, his work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Travel & Leisure, Self, and more. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others.

©2008 Robert Liparulo (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“If you like creepy and mysterious, this is the house for you! Every room opens a door to magic, true horror, and amazing surprises. I loved wandering around in these books. With a house of so many great, haunting stories, why would you ever want to go outside?” (R. L. Stine)

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    pashopper 01-23-11
    pashopper 01-23-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Publisher summed it up"

    This book is pretty short, in fact the publisher's description is almost all that happens in it - right up to the end. I suspect that the second book could be the first one you listen to and not be confused. It is written and narrated for a young audience (a magic tree house age group). I recommend listening to the audio sample to see if the overly soft tones of the narrator don't bore you. I gave it 3*s since I did become curious to see what would happen next but it's probably not worth a credit to mature listeners.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roman Glen Burnie, MD, United States 07-06-13
    Roman Glen Burnie, MD, United States 07-06-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Story Arc, Painful Writing, Terrible Narrator"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is obviously a young adult book and apparently written for children who don't know how real people speak, react and act. Oh yeah, you also have fo be deaf.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Liparulo? Why or why not?

    Maybe an adult book with a different narrarator or in written form would be better. I doubt that I will risk it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I felt like the narrorator was reading to a kindergarden class or group of ESL students. The reading was painfully slow and every word overannunciated. I ended up listening to it at 3X speed just to make it tollerable.


    What character would you cut from House of Dark Shadows?

    They characters are all necessary but completely unrelatable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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